Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCB) has an immediate opening for an Employment Specialist at our Amelia/ Clermont County office! This position is a part of a new grant funded team to serve persons with severe mental illness in Clermont County.
This position involves working with behavioral health consumers in all phases of the employment process including: vocational assessment, job readiness, job development and job search, and employment support. The job duties require knowledge of the population served, vocational rehabilitation, educational resource connection, service coordination, inter-agency collaboration, and local job market. Specialized employment services target consumers with mental illness, developmental disabilities, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities, and substance use disorders, as well as targeted programming for adults, youth, people experiencing homelessness, and legal refugee and immigrants.
Find and place individuals with severe mental illness and other related barriers into competitive community employment and providing job coaching services to those clients placed in employment utilizing the evidenced based supported employment principles.
Develop employment goals based on individuals strengths and needs, and work as part of an integrated treatment model to include marketing Vocational Programs to business, community, and referral agents, networking with HR Departments, development of individualized placement plans, building relationships with community employers, and providing job coaching/employment site support services to clients.
Provide the following services: one-on-one career exploration, job development sessions, resume development and critiquing, individualized job searches, job/task analysis, orientation and job training, collaboration with other service providers and/or treatment team, and other supports as required to assist clients to obtain and maintain employment.
Position Requirements:Bachelor's degree in one of the specified fields of study plus two years of specialized education, training, or experience in one of the specified fields of study. Master's degree in mental health, vocational training, education, social work, counseling or other field of study that is related to the treatment, support, and education of the mentally ill; and Credentialing as a licensed Social Work or Counselor preferred. One year of vocational experience strongly preferred. Position requires the use of a personal cell phone. Position requires frequent driving of the employee’s personal vehicle. Position requires night, weekend and Holiday shifts. Valid driver’s license, vehicle, and insurable driving record are required.
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